We've been doing some long, complicated projects lately.
How about something quick and simple?
I'd like to change out the patriotic table dressing in the dining room
and do something a little more green, something that says
We're going to do this fast, and for nearly nothing.
The first part of this calls for some easy candle holders.
You'll just need a few things.
Deals is a new chain by Dollar Tree that carries $1 stock, plus
slightly higher items, all at an incredible bargain.
They even have NY Strip steaks!
And they're four blocks from the house, nestled next to my Home Depot.
Pick up small hurricanes and curved semi-spherical cereal bowls there for $1 each.
That lime green is so me.
Six votives in glass cups were $3, so $0.50 each.
Right next door at Home Depot, 4.5" terra cotta plant saucers are a paltry $0.77.
If I have somehow not convinced you to use Goop after all this time,
Now's your chance.
There's room on the bandwagon.
This is my adhesive of choice for this project,
it sealed a crack in my water bottle,
and I used it on the pipe joints when I replaced the plumbing on the sink.
This, my friends, is a staple item.
Now, flip the bowl over.
A little bead of Goop on the rim of the base please.
Set the plant saucer firmly on top.
Feel free to paint this if you'd like.
I was going to originally, in fact,
but I liked the natural color of the terra cotta when I dry stacked it.
"Mum stop stacking things! Security is looking!"
That's my daughter Savannah's look out cry in any store with housewares.
I start to see compotes and cake plates everywhere I am, I swear.
And this, as is, had a little Latin flair to it that I liked.
It compliments my tropical/ Spanish vibe.
Once that's dry, just add the little vase,
Pop in the votive, and you're done!
For holders in your exact choice of colors?
I'd say that's a bargain.
Make as many as you need.
These wouldn't be bad for a Summer wedding either.
Even outdoors, they're protected from breezes
(like in my open dining room),
and the candle cups mean you can sprinkle gems, confetti,
or florals in the hurricane to further dress them up.
You guys make those.
Now, I'm onto step two...